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By: Corinna R.
Merry Maids
Merry Maids home cleaning services are customized to fit you and your schedule. They provide highly skilled, local professionals, that are reliable and are trained to follow the Merry Maids cleaning technique. They bring their own equipment and specially formulated products that are save and efficient to use in the home. Each employee is screened and has passed a back ground check to insure safe protection of the home. The office staff handles all the paperwork and manages the details when it comes to social Security, Federal, State and local taxes. Merry Maids guarantees their service and will make it right at no additional charge.
Tips & Advices
Many services offer long-term contracts that include regularly scheduled cleanings. These contracts sometimes, but do not always, result in discounted prices. Most cleaning services offer discounts in exchange for customer referrals.
Homeowners should review their cleaning service's damage/breakage policy. Some businesses compensate for damaged items, while others do not.
Not always. Before hiring a cleaning service, homeowners should confirm the company verifies its employees' identities and performs background checks. Those planning to hire a self-employed cleaner rather than go through a business should inquire about background check options available from their state's attorney general.
  • The annual costs. Weekly services quickly add up, and homeowners may need to pay additional taxes if they choose a self-employed cleaner.
  • Language barriers and miscommunications. Some professional cleaners might speak English as a second language .
  • Background checks and employment verification. Homeowners can be held liable if they employ a person not legally permitted to work in the U.S.
Some services charge more for pets while others do not. Regardless, homeowners should keep in mind that any pet-related cleaning, such as emptying a litter box, adds to the amount of time the service charges for.

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